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The Olympic flame burns on the royal barge Gloriana as it makes its way down the River Thames toward Richmond Bridge during the final day of the Olympic torch relay in London.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ben Birchall / Associated Press

First Lady Michelle Obama plays tennis during a "Let's Move-London" event at the Winfield House in London,, hours before the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEWEL SAMAD / AFP / Getty Images

Volleyball players go for the ball during an exhibition match at Earls Court, site of the Olympic men's and women's volleyball competition, before the start of the 2012 Summer Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris O'Meara / Associated Press

Children line up to take a dive in a swimming pool in the southern German town of Denzlingen.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK SEEGER / AFP / Getty Images

A young participant wearing an outfit featuring an animation character performs at the annual Comics Festival and Game Fair in Hong Kong. The fair is expected to attract more than 170 local and international exhibitors displaying their latest comics, video games and accessories.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kin Cheung / Associated Press

Bodo women who fled an ethnic riot take rest at the Alayaran relief camp. A top official in India's remote northeast has appealed for an end to ethnic violence that has killed at least 45 people and left nearly 400,000 homeless in the past week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anupam Nath / Associated Press

Police officers inspect the wreckage of a truck after it veered off a mountain road and plunged into a gorge near Jammu. A police official said the truck was carrying pilgrims visiting a Hindu shrine and 16 people were killed in the accident.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Channi Anand / Associated Press

Balinese burn sarcophaguses in the shape of buffalos during a Balinese Hindu mass cremation ceremony called "Ngaben" at a cemetery in Gianyar. More than 130 corpses were burnt during the collective cremation. Cremation is an essential rite of passage for Balinese Hindus, as it is considered a means of releasing the soul from the body so that it can be reincarnated.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MADE NAGI / EPA

Protesters chant slogans demanding that the relatives of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh be fired from army and police posts during a demonstration.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hani Mohammed / Associated Press

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Friday’s Pictures in the News begins in England, where the Olympic flame burns bright as it makes its way down the River Thames towards Richmond Bridge during the final day of the Olympic torch relay in London. There is a lot of activity ahead of the Opening Ceremonies with First Lady Michelle Obama playing tennis during a “Let’s Move-London” event at the Winfield House and volleyball players go for the ball during an exhibition match at Earls Court.

Elsewhere, children line up to take a dive in a swimming pool in the southern German town of Denzlingen; Bodo women who fled ethnic riots take rest at the Alayaran relief camp in India; Balinese burn sarcophaguses in the shape of buffalos during a Balinese Hindu mass cremation ceremony in Bali; and protesters chant slogans demanding that the relatives of former Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh be fired from army and police posts during a demonstration in Sanaa.

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